Leon County Schools, other local schools and preschools are ready for their upcoming Winter Break. Below, you’ll find information about all of the camps being offered. Know of one we’re missing? Comment at the bottom of the page and we’ll be happy to add it. Please feel free to share this resource with others. Thank you for enjoying TallyConnection.
2017 Featured Winter Camps
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Comic-Con Winter Break Camp
Join us for the Magnolia School’s Comic-Con Winter Break Camp from Dec. 18-22. Please bring lunch plus enough food for a morning and afternoon snack. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Download the application and registration materials at www.themagnolia.school. All proceeds from this camp support The Magnolia School’s Middle School Thesbian Program. View Flyer >
- 2705 West Tharpe Street
- 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Age: 4 years old to 8th grade
- $145 full camp or $35 per day if registered before Dec. 1
- Beforecare: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. is $2 per day
- Aftercare: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. is $6 per day
It’s all of your favorite characters from books, comics, television, movies, video games, and Youtube rolled up into one camp! Heroes and villains will be the dominant theme for crafts, jewelry, cooking, science experiments, slime-making, and costume design. Of course, there will be lots of cosplay. Campers can test themselves on the superhero-like obstacles on the Magnolia School Campus, and we’ll be leaving campus each day to go to a local park for a picnic lunch, playground play and optional Pokemon Go Hunt.
MoLab, Inc.’s Camp Spark – Igniting Knowledge!
December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, 2017 & January 2, 2018
Camp Spark makes learning fun and links Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts to the real-world.
MoLab, Inc.’s Camp Spark – Igniting Knowledge! is offered when students in Leon County are on school breaks for the winter, spring, and throughout the summer. Sessions are presented at a local school or organization. Winter Camp Spark will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 1700 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Winter Camp Spark will offer students 5 years old through the 8th grade the opportunity to participate in art and science activities in a fun, interactive, and safe environment. Each daily session will present campers the opportunity to explore science through creative play, experimentation, and inquiry-based learning experiences. The sessions present age-appropriate curriculum and are designed to provide students with engaging educational activities that are both informative and entertaining.
Camp sessions are staffed by certified school teachers and/or MoLab, Inc. educators. MoLab, Inc. conducts Level 2 background screening on all employees/volunteers and maintains at least a 1:9 adult to child ratio. Campers will be divided into groups by grade level and each day will offer a new experience with age-appropriate activities.
Monday, December 18: Glow Science – So many things glow in the dark! From toys to nature, we will explore things that give off their own light. Experiment with glow sticks, explode an eerie geyser, and create glow in the dark art!
Tuesday, December 19: Code Masters – Coding is both an art and a science. Use your creative skills to reveal secret messages, decipher mathematical and pictographic codes, send a message in Morse code, and get hands-on with computer coding on the MacLab.
Wednesday, December 20: Star Wars Science – It’s time to think like a Jedi and use the force to delve into science exploration! Make lava slime and rescue Darth Vader, discover similarities between Yoda’s Dagobah world and ours, investigate new planets, and analyze what exactly is a Porg!
Thursday, December 21: Winter Wonders – Celebrate the winter solstice with cool experiments and chilling crafts. Explore phase changes, experiment with dry ice, and make your own ice cream as you explore the science of the season – brrr!
Friday, December 22: Engineer Lab – You are the engineer as you get hands-on with fun challenges that have you thinking creatively to solve problems while building 3D designs. Build a bridge, create a Lego shelter, and use your imagination to construct from a mystery bag!
Wednesday, December 27: Radical Reactions – Flash, bang, pop, and fizz! Discover some amazing chemistry reactions as you spend the day concocting some super fun, colorful, messy mixtures – Pop-rock balloons, edible slime, and more!
Thursday, December 28: Vet Camp – Spend the day discovering the world of pet science and learn about the health needs of a variety of animals. Explore anatomy and create a candy spine, enjoy live encounters, make tasty dog treats, and more!
Friday, December 29: Science Parade: 2017! – Send off the year conducting hands-on experiences inspired by some of the super scientific discoveries made in 2017! Learn about future space exploration and make your own recycled rocket, create a planet to sustain alien life, and edit your own candy DNA!
Tuesday, January 2: Spark Smorgasbord – Enjoy one more day off participating in an array of exciting explorations in solar science, kitchen chemistry, fabulous physics, and nature discoveries!
Daily Camp fees are $45 per day, which includes lunch and 2 snacks. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; drop off starts at 8:45 a.m. and pick up is until 4:15 p.m.
Sign up for 3 or more days and receive a discounted rate of $43 per day. Register more than one camper and all additional siblings receive a discounted rate of $43 per day.
Refunds will be given 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp session, minus an $8 processing fee. Please allow 30 days in order to receive a refund for non-credit card payments.
EXTENDED CAMP CARE
Extended Camp care is available starting at 7:45 a.m. for $5/day and until 6 p.m. for $5/day. There will be a $1/minute late fee charged for every minute that a camper remains past 6:00 p.m.
Payment in full is due with registration.
To pay by check or money order, please send completed registration forms and payment by mail to 1700 N. Monroe Street Suite 11-223 Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Credit card payment must be made at www.tallymolab.org using MoLab, Inc.’s PayPal account. After completing your PayPal transaction, please write the confirmation sequence on the registration form and send by mail to the address above or by email to email@example.com.
Winter Camp Spark will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 1700 North Meridian Road Tallahassee, FL 32303. Camp activities take place in designated classrooms in the education building or on the church grounds.
DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES
Campers must have an Authorization to Pick Up Camper form on file. Only individuals on the Authorization form with valid picture identification will be allowed to pick up. Campers must be signed-in and out each day by an adult. Forms are available on MoLab, Inc.’s website at www.tallymolab.org or by request. Forms will also be available on the first day of camp.
Campers will be dropped off and signed in and out at the Camp Spark table located behind the sanctuary and in front of the entrance to Sanders Hall. The doors to the camp location are on an automatic lock. Parents wishing to drop off after 9:15 a.m. or needing to pick up before 3:45 p.m. will need to call either Camp Director to be let in. Parents of campers enrolled in post camp will also need to call when they arrive. Please contact Trish at 850-264-6224 or Aimee at 850-591-6362.
The cost of lunch is included in the camp fees. Each day campers will choose to order from either Marco’s Pizza or Subway. From Marco’s Pizza they may order either cheese or pepperoni pizza and will receive up to three slices. Subway provides bag lunch options which include a six inch sub (turkey and cheese, ham and cheese, veggie and cheese, or peanut butter and jelly) and a bag of chips. Ice water is served with lunch. An adjusted rate is not available should a camper choose to bring their own lunch for any reason. MoLab strives to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs. Please contact MoLab staff with any questions or special requests.
Prescription and non-prescription medications will only be administered with a completed Authorization to Administer Medication form on file. Please note that only oral medications can be administered. Forms are available on MoLab, Inc.’s website at www.tallymolab.org or by request. Forms will also be available on the first day of camp.
MoLab is dedicated to providing a safe and amicable environment for our campers. We assume that all campers are attending camp because they want to be at Camp Spark. Should any irresolvable behavioral issues arise; the parent/guardian will be contacted. Following all reasonable recourse to correct the matter, MoLab reserves the right to request that the camper not be eligible to continue participation. In this event, parent/guardian will be asked to pick up the camper.
Please contact Aimee Hills for more information, questions, or to request a brochure at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-591-6362.
Campers will ignite knowledge as they explore the art of discovery!
2016 Winter Camps
- December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, and January 3
- Hours: 9am-4pm or 7:45am-6pm
- Age: K-8th grade
- Saint paul’s United Methodist Church, Tallahassee, FL, 32303
We are excited to host daily sessions of Winter Camp Spark at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church located at 1700 North Meridian Road Tallahassee, FL 32303. Winter Camp Spark will be offered December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2016 & January 3, 2017.
Winter Camp Spark offers students 5 years old through the 8th grade the opportunity to participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities in a fun, interactive, and safe environment. Each daily session will present campers the opportunity to explore science through creative play, experimentation, and inquiry-based learning experiences.
These sessions present age-appropriate curriculum and are designed to provide students with engaging educational activities that are both informative and entertaining.
Daily Camp fees are $45 per day which includes lunch and 2 snacks. A discounted rate is available for multiple days and additional siblings. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off starts at 8:45 a.m. and pick up is until 4:15 p.m. Extended Camp care is available starting at 7:45 a.m. for $5/day and until 6 p.m. for $5/day.
- December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, and January 3
- Hours: 9am-4pm
- Age: K-5th grade
- 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32301
- Details at http://www.challengertlh.com/Camps/camps_index.html
- Questions? Contact the Camp Coordinator at 850.645.7777 or by email.
Looking for a camp that’s fun AND educational? Our science-themed camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators, and are held during winter break, spring break, teacher planning days and the entire summer.
The Challenger Learning Center’s “Camp Challenger” strives to ensure campers have fun in a safe and educational atmosphere. At the Challenger Center, each camp group contains at least one certified teacher. Campers are also guaranteed focused attention with a ratio of at least one adult for every eight children.
Camp counselors, as well as volunteers, are made up of teachers, students pursuing a degree in education, adults with an extensive science background and individuals experienced with child care or educational programs. Additionally, in order to maintain a secure atmosphere, all camp staff undergoes a Level 2 background check and all camp staff are diligent about checking Identification of those dropping off/picking up children.
- December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, January 2, 3
- Hours: 9a-4:30p
- Age: Grades K-5
- 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32310
- Details: http://tallahasseemuseum.org/education/for-children/school-break-camps/ or 850-575-8684
December 19th– Zip Camp- Campers will zip through the trees with Tree to Tree Adventures, learn high ropes knots, participate in team building activities, and watch a zip line rescue training! Tree to Tree Adventure Camps: Children must be at least 39” tall
December 20th– The Amazing Race- Campers will participate in a fast paced adventure exploring all the museum has to offer by solving clues, puzzles, and riddles.
December 21st– Winter Crafting- Campers will creatively express themselves by creating handmade holiday gifts for friends and family!
December 22nd – Fairy Tales and Forest Trails- Monster or troll, hero or villain, all are welcome to explore the magic of the forest at the Tallahassee Museum. This week campers will create their own story book and get outdoors for sword fights and potion making.
December 23rd– Magnificent Marine Life- This camp is full of awesome ocean activities! Campers will learn about the exciting creatures that live in the sea!
December 26th– Grossology- We will get our hands dirty in the dirt, make goo, and create disgusting experiments!
December 27th– Invention Convention- Campers will participate in the hands on design and testing of their own creation. If you can dream it you can create it!
December 28th– Wildlife in My Backyard- This Camp will have many up close encounters with some of the critters that you might see in your backyard. We’ll explore way to make your backyard inviting to the wildlife that makes Florida so unique.
December 29th – Games, Adventures, & Zip- This camp is full of exciting fun! Campers will have a chance to go through the Tree to Tree Adventures course, as well as enjoy loads of games and stories! Tree to Tree Adventure Camps: Children must be at least 39” tall.
December 30th– Planet Rangers- Water, Earth, Fire, Wind! Campers will explore the wonders of nature and learn about protecting our earth, becoming super heroes on behalf of our planet!
January 2nd– The Amazing Art of Jim Gary- Campers will learn all about the amazing artist that created the 20th Century Dinosaurs throughout the Museum. We’ll take an up close look at his work and even see some of the works not on display at the Museum. Campers will make lots of crafts to bring home!
January 3rd– Zoo Adventure- Campers will learn the ins and outs of zoo life! We’ll create an animal enrichment, learn the necessary elements of a zoo habitat, and discover fascinating facts about animals!
- December 19-23
- Hours: 8:30-3:30
- Extended Care: before and after care available
- Age: 4 years old to 8th grade
- $150 for full camp session or $35 a day
- The Magnolia School, Tallahassee, FL
- Details: http://themagnoliaschool.net/winter-camp/
Join us for The Magnolia School’s Pokemon Go Winter Break camp! Focusing on the “go” aspect of Pokemon Go, we’ll go on daily off-campus hunts in safe settings to catch Pokemon, battle in local gyms, and visit Pokestops. Campers also will learn tips to play safely.
Campers will enjoy play-based learning experiences including Pokemon-related science, art and cooking projects, daily outside play on the school campus, and more.
WHEN: Monday, December 19–Friday, December 23, 2016.
WHERE: The Magnolia School.
AGES: 4 years old through 8th grade.
TIME: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Before care (7:30–8:30 a.m.) is $2/day and aftercare (3:30–5:30) is $6/day.
COST: $150/full camp session or $35/day.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Download the registration material.
All proceeds support The Magnolia School Middle School Thespian Program.
- December 20, 21, January 2, 3
- Hours: 9am-3pm
- Moccasin Stables, Tallahassee, FL, 32309
- Details: http://www.moccasinstablesllc.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/moccasinstables/timeline
Enjoy a day of fun at the barn! Activities include horsemanship, basic riding skills, games, and arts and crafts.
- December 19-22 and January 3
- Hours: 9am-2pm
- $150 for 12/19-22 and $37.50 for 1/3
- 3628 Shamrock West (Courtyard Entrance), Tallahassee, Florida
- Details: http://www.cookiesandteaforme.com/event.php
Don’t miss our Winter Break Camp!
Dolly & Me Handmade Holidays
December 19-22 from 9am-2pm (Mon-Thurs) $150
January 3rd from 9am-2pm (Tues/Teacher Planning Day) $37.50
Register online now to reserve your spot. Space is limited for these camp days. Dolly & Me Crafts * Dressup * Makeup * Painted Nails * Games * Cookie Decorating & more Ages 4+ | This is a drop-off event. | Please be sure to pack a lunch and water bottle for camp days.
- December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
- Age: 5-13
- 1415 Timberlane Road Ste #311, Tallahassee, Florida
This year’s Winter Break Camps will be full of exciting projects, such as Reindeer Plate, Canvas Painting, Wooden Front Door Sign, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Handmade Candy Dispensers, Marble Labyrinth Game, Wind Chimes, and more!
Games, crafts, and much more!
- December 19-23 ,27- 30, January 3
- Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm
- Age: 5-12 yrs old
- 501 Ingleside Ave, Tallahassee, FL, 32303
Cost: 12/19-12/23 $100 | 12/27-12/30 $80 |01/03 $20
- Registration starts Dec. 5th for our Annual Holiday Camps
- Details: http://www.talgov.com/parks/parks-cc-mccollum.aspx and https://www.facebook.com/AtTheSue
- December 21-23, 28-30, January 4
- Hours: 9am-4pm
- Age: 6-12
- $75 Members, $85 Non-Members per 3 day session, $50 Members, $60 Non-Members Janyary 4
- 417 E Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
- Details: http://www.lemoyne.org/
The Art of Giving Instructor, September Beard Monday-Wednesday, December 21-23 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Studio A $75 Members, $85 Non-Members. The holiday season is all about celebrating with family and friends! Join us as we create unique art projects perfect for gifts for family and loved ones. Projects will vary in medium, but by the end of the workshop you will have a variety of small gifts to give just in time for the holidays.
Interwoven Instructor, Gaelin Craighead Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Studio A 75 Members, $85 Non-Members
Join us for Interwoven, an exploration of weaving throughout different mediums. Students will create wall hangings, books, baskets and more!
New Year Dreams Instructor, Kylie Nerney Monday, January 4 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Studio A $50 Members, $60 Non-Members
Get a creative start to 2016 and enjoy a day of artistic exploration! Join us as we paint narrative watercolor landscapes, and create 3-D sculptural dreamcatchers
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